Friday, May 25, 2012

Sista Gatherings

I have been honored, privileged and abundantly blessed to lead Bible study gatherings for women for a few years now. We gather to meet with the LORD, to study His word, and of course, with to meet with each other. That's when His presence, love, joy and favor show up, too. It just happens. Since there's always so much of His love in our gatherings, the times are so sweet and the women connect.
Personally, my deal is that God gives me such a love for you sistas that I connect with who you are and, Dear One, if I call you my sista then you have blessed my life by being part of it. If you have ever attended any event: marketplace study, prayer group, neighborhood study, worship at church, women's conferences, commented on my books, or written on this blog or FB page, then you are my sista.
I explain in this brief video that when I call you my sista there is no requirement, no fee, no membership, no private club, no roll call, just a open invitation to join me in this journey along with a growing group of sistas who are hungry for God. Our gatherings are often hilarious in lighter moments, tearful during discussions of our joys and our pains, and sighs of relief when we talk about the grace and mercy of God.  When we are seeking God's face there's a whole lotta stretching goin' on as He reveals things about ourselves that makes us squirm. Ouch. "Me, Lord?" Oh yes, sistas have passion to pray. Yep. Sistas gotta pray. It is the LORD God who is our Security and our Source of Life and we call in His Name.
Yes, sistas sometimes stumble and struggle as we seek to live the lifestyle of following Jesus Christ described in 1 Corinthians 10:31: "So whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
And so, LORD willing, we continue to gather...for His glory...and our good!
Love & blessings,
Polly


Schedule of Gatherings
June 5 -- Polly's Summer Book Study begins ONLINE at this site. Visit here for my brief video introduction each week. (Please see blog post below for more information or go to: http://sites.google.com/site/mtzionwomensministry/summer-online-bible-study

June 7 -- The HOPE Center, Woodstock, GA (Devotional study with staff.)

June 16 -- Sunnyside Church of God Women's Ministry Meeting & Brunch,  10 a.m.-noon

August 7 -- Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Totally Devoted study begins, childcare available. http://sites.google.com/site/mtzionwomensministry/totally-devoted